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10 Black Movies to Stream on Netflix in September

September's offerings include teen movie classic "House Party," two very different South African films, Netflix's first Nigerian original movie, and more.

HOUSE PARTY, Christopher 'Play' Martin, Martin Lawrence, 1990, (c)New Line Cinema/courtesy Everett Collection

“House Party” (1990)

New Line Cinema/Courtesy Everett Collection

The sheer number of films streaming on Netflix on any given day can make finding and deciding which films to watch an arduous journey through an overabundance of content, navigating with an interface that’s not exactly the most conducive to discovery.

To assist on this cinematic journey, IndieWire runs a monthly series that highlights movies and television shows worth streaming on every major platform in the U.S., including Netflix. But, as an extension of that popular ongoing series, we’ve also curated lists of films that specifically tell Black stories and are streaming on those same major streaming platforms.

Among September’s offerings on Netflix: two films directed by Reginald Hudlin, including the teen movie classic “House Party,” and one of the last films Chadwick Boseman made before his death. Also featured are two very different South African films, the crime drama “Vaya,” and the dark romantic comedy “Catching Feelings,” plus four documentaries (including Michelle Obama’s “Becoming”), Netflix’s first Nigerian original movie, and more. Check out our picks below.

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